We have a fairly large and productive fig tree, but we never get to enjoy the fruit because the birds always get to it first.
What can we do to take advantage of this tree before my wife makes me cut it down for more yard space?
I just covered my tomatoes with bird netting. It doesn't look pretty, but it protects the plants. Depending on how big the fig tree is, this could be a working solution.
If you need to make a larger net, you could try joining two nets together using zip ties and overlapping a foot or so.